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Old 03-07-2011, 08:15 PM   #1
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I added salt to my 5 gallon future Dwarf Seahorse tank. It all mixed quite well considering all my efforts to stir it. Just a small amount lies on the aquarium floor. Any tips to mix this? Also its a little foggy. Just a little though.

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Old 03-07-2011, 08:24 PM   #2
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What is the salinity of the water now?
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:27 PM   #3
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1.019/1.020 not sure its that accurate though

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Old 03-07-2011, 08:33 PM   #4
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Are you using a hydrometer?
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:40 PM   #5
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yeah. swinging arm hydrometer I must add. I ordered a standard thermometer and hydrometer off petco and it should be here soon.

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Old 03-07-2011, 08:47 PM   #6
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Try siphoning out the salt and then agitating the water it's with until the salt dissolves. Can you cancel the hydrometer and get a refractometer?
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no. its being shipped. But ill buy a refractometer for the future.

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Put a power head in the tank and let it do the mixing this time. It is always a good idea to mix your saltwater over night at least so it dissolves completely. I have noticed some salts always leave a deposit in the bucket I never add that to my tank.
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yep. mix it in a different container with a power head and/or air stone over night. never add salt, or partially mixed water to the tank with livestock.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:51 PM   #10
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but its stuck at the bottom of my tank? I tried siphoning. No success -__-

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